Bastien Keb – Lucky (Oldest Grave)

“Sometimes music can take away all the weights that are constantly pulling you down. Keb sings in the calmest way and the soft keys slowly follow his lyrics. The result is an artist fusion of Funk with Downtempo, interesting enough to listen carefully!”

Whereas Bastien Keb' previous single ’Street Clams’ nodded to Keb’s more Madlib-inspired psych-funk side, ‘Lucky (Oldest Grave)’ is a double-shot at the end the bar; piano, horns, and emotional vocals that take him into reflective territory a la WHY? or Bon Iver.

It’s a testament to the depth of Keb’s style on his upcoming third album 'The Killing of Eugene Peeps' is a super-scope work of of downbeat anti-ballads, cinematic instrumentals, psychedelic-folk and warped soliloquies.

Reviewed by Nagamag on May 23, 2022